'Black Summer' is the prequel to Syfy's show 'Z Nation' and is a zombie apocalypse movie. Netflix had ordered eight episodes, straight-to-series spin-off of the original show in 2018. Unlike 'Z Nation', 'Black Summer' will be a serious show. There will be no tongue-in-cheek treatment for the show which is produced by Jodi Binstock.
The television show is slated to release on April 11.
The show will capture the journey of Jaime King as a mother who is separated from her daughter during a cataclysmic event. The show is set four months into the apocalypse of 'Z Nation' and this is when 95 percent of the population dies over the summer. The show creator Karl Schaefer revealed this at the 2018 San Diego Comic Con. Jaime King's character takes upon a difficult journey to find her daughter. She along with a group of American refugees must make tough decisions to stay alive and brave the horrendous new world.
Jaime King as Rose
Actor Jaime King will play the lead role in the eight-episode series as Rose. She is a mother who is separated from her daughter while trying to escape from the city that is crowded with zombies and now she has to live among them to find her way back to her daughter. King is known for her work in 'My Bloody Valentine', 'Sin City', and even made an appearance as herself in 'Ocean's Eight'.
Justin Chu Cary as Spears
Actor Justin Chu Cary plays the role of Spears. The actor is well-known for his roles in 'Blindspotting', 'S.W.A.T', 'Jane the Virgin' and 'Days of Our Lives'.
Kelsey Flower as Lance
Kelsey Flower will play the role of Lance, one of the strangers that Rose teams up with to find her daughter. The actor is known for his role in the 2018 short titled 'Amityville Witch Activity'.
Christine Lee as Kyungson
Actor Christine Lee who is comparatively new and will play the role of Kyungson in the show. From the trailer, the actor is someone to watch out for in the show.
Other cast members
'Black Summer' is co-created by Karl Schaefer and John Hyams. Karl is well-known for co-creating the 1990s series 'Eerie, Indiana' along with Jose Rivera. John has previously worked on shows such as 'Legacies', 'The Originals', 'Chicago P.D.' Both Karl and John have previously worked on the series 'Z Nation'.
The trailer of the 'Black Summer' features Rose trying to escape the Zombie filled land for a better home, but not all goes according to plan. She gets separated from her daughter and to get back to her, she has to brave the zombie world with a bunch of strangers. They have to see people they knew turn into zombies, kill them if the situation calls for and move forward. The trailer also proves that this show is in no way similar to 'Z Nation' and is much more intense.
Where to watch:
The can be streamed on Netflix globally.
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